BioCycle REFOR17


Building Best-In-Class
Organics Recycling
Local Policies
Food Waste Collection
Processing Infrastructure
March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 2020 • Sacramento, California • DoubleTree By Hilton Sacramento

Agenda/Events Pages: Monday Workshop & Demo | Tuesday & Wednesday Conference Sessions and Deep Dive Discussions | Thursday Best-In-Class Tours
Networking Events | Event Schedule | Tour of Sacramento’s Community Compost Network

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Updated 3.10

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM
  Opening PLENARY  
Setting The Stage: Building Best-In-Class Programs
Why We're Bullish On SB 1383

Jack Johnson
County of San Mateo (CA), Office of Sustainability

First The Mandate, Now The Market

Andy Smith
King County (WA) Solid Waste Division

Moderated by Nora Goldstein, BioCycle
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Zero Waste Vantage Points
How Zero Waste And Climate Action Plans Can Help Composters

Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates

Intersection Of Food Loss And Waste And Packaging

Andrew Marr, Metro Vancouver

Supermarkets Waste Reduction and Compliance

Cory Oskardmay, Go2Zero Strategies

Track 2
Organics Recycling Infrastructure
Role of Community-Scale Composting

David Baker, Green Restaurants Alliance Sacramento

Bill Maynard, City of Sacramento, Community Gardens Program

Integrating Anaerobic Digestion Into Waste Services Company

Chris Axton, South San Francisco Scavenger Company/Blue Line Transfer

California's Infrastructure — Past, Present And Future

Matt Cotton, Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC


Deep Dive 01: How To Select Your Anaerobic Digestion Technology — Wet, Plug Flow, Dry?

Kyle Muffels, GHD


Deep Dive 02: Program Tracking Tools: Outreach, Code Enforcement, Monitoring Food Waste Program Implementation

Kendra Bruno, City of Napa (CA)

Emily Coven, Recyclist

Al Mowbray, Metro (Portland, OR)


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for no more than three Deep Dives.


Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Cost Impacts of Enforcing Provisions of Mandatory Organics

• Planning for SB 1383 requirements and implementation

• Impacts on rates and services

• Costs and funding of organics Infrastructure


Carrie Baxter, R3 Consulting Group, Inc.

Leslie Lukacs, Zero Waste Sonoma (CA)

Dave Staub, City of Santa Clara (CA)

Thomas Gratz, Hitachi Zosen Inova

Christian Warner, Athens Services

Track 2
Organic Waste Quantification
Commercial Food Scraps Composition Study

Al Mowbray, Metro (Portland, OR)

Roadmap To Organic Waste Disposal Quantification

Jessica Toth, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Estimating City- and County-Scale Commercial Food Waste

Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology

Deep Dive 03: Navigating State Air Permitting And Compliance Requirements For Composting

Patrick Sullivan, SCS Engineers


Deep Dive 04: What's Edible?

Laura Moreno, PhD, UC Berkeley


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for no more than three Deep Dives.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM
Track 1
NRDC Tools for Cities Addressing Food Waste

• Overview of new NRDC Food Matters tools for cities addressing food waste

• Integrating hierarchy strategies at the city level, e.g., wasted food prevention in organics recycling outreach, food rescue requirements in hauling contracts

• Measuring success

•Partner cities lessons learned


Darby Hoover, Maddie Keating and Nina Sevilla, NRDC


Ava Richardson, City of Baltimore

Susan Renaud and Tay Dunklee, City of Denver


Track 2
Compost And Digestate Markets
Making The Connections To Compost Use And Benefits

Sally Brown, University of Washington

Compost Procurement: Lessons Learned

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.

Review Of Recycled Organics For NOP Regulations Compliance

Nick Stansbury, Organic Materials Review Institute

Deep Dive 05: Practical Infrastructure Solutions
For SB 1383 Organic Waste Diversion

Cindy Liles, Clements Environmental Corp.

Deep Dive 06: Food Cycle In Cities, On Farmlands

Jessica Toth, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation


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for no more than three Deep Dives.